An analysis of where in Los Angeles we might find Perry's office. The method used will be triangulation of known landmarks.
|Exhibit 3 An aerial photo (click to
enlarge) of the neighborhood from 5/31/94 courtesy the
USGS and TerraServer
USA. North is up. Resolution is 1 meter. Click for a
full-sized view. The first sightline is in red and is the
most accurate. The second is in green and is less
accurate. It's distance to the right of the Los Angeles
Times building is just a guess, but it gets us in the
ballpark. Where these lines cross is the approximate
location of the camera that took the office view photo.
In the 50s, there were buildings along that side of Hill
street. The area was a hill rising to the west. Hill
street, get it?
The building the red line crosses at 3rd and Hill is a parking structure. At the time of the Perry Mason show, it was the seven-story F. P. Fay building. The building that the green line crosses just south of there is the Grand Central Market.
Evidence For The Location
Angel's Flight was removed in 1969. Some years later, it was reconstructed a half block south. It reopened to the public in 1996.
|Exhibit 5 A view looking north from
the southwest corner of 4th and Hill. At the left, the
Grand Central Market and it's parking structure. At the
upper right, the Metropolitan Water District building
with it's curious tower. In between, the top of the City
Hall tower. The office view photo was probably taken a
bit north of here from about 100 feet up. Photo borrowed
Angeles Attractions 3 at the Los
Angeles A World Class City site.
The Metropolitan Water District building has been renovated and is now known as the Grand Central Square Apartments (entry at 306 W. 3rd Street). The Million Dollar Theater, located on the Broadway side of the building, is closed but remains a cherished Broadway landmark.